Staying afloat: how rural Bangladeshi women adapt to changing climate


About the research 

The land of farmers in coastal Bangladesh remains flooded for almost half of the year. To tackle this, Bangladeshi farmers use 'floating farms'. Jinat Hossain (KU Leuven) tells you more about these floatings farms and the role of Bangladeshi women in this innovative adaptation mechanism. 

Jinat Hossain
KU Leuven

Jinat Hossain has an interdisciplinary interest in the ways gender is (re)constructed and evolved in the society. She is currently working as a PhD researcher at KU Leuven in Belgium. Her PhD is on climate change, gender, social innovation and coastal socio-ecological systems. She obtained her Master in Globalization and Development from Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB), University of Antwerp in Belgium and a Master in Gender and Development from University of Bergen in Norway. Prior to that, she completed her bachelor's and master's in Women and Gender Studies from University of Dhaka in Bangladesh. She also holds a position of an Assistant Professor (currently on study leave) at Noakhali Science and Technology University in Bangladesh. She also collaborates as a research consultant for different national and international organizations.

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